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Konstantina-Eleni Michelaki

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Studies, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Dr. Michelaki started her career as a professor in 2003 in the Anthropology Department of McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario), where she created and directed the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Research on Archaeological Ceramics, funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation. She joined the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in the Fall of 2010.

At ASU Dr. Michelaki has focused on three main areas of research. The first includes the examination of ceramic technologies in southern Italy from the Neolithic (ca. 5700 BCE) to the Classical Greek period (ca. 4th century BCE), to understand how people's relations with each other, with their landscape, and with their material world changed through time. This research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and by the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

The second, involves the analysis of previously collected data to examine how European copper metals were exchanged among First Nations communities in the end of the 16th century of what is modern day eastern Canada.

The third involes the testing of a newly proposed method for dating archaeological ceramics (ceramic rehydroxylation dating). This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Michelaki created and runs the Ceramic Technology Microscopy Laboratory (CTML-SHESC 366) and (in collaboration with Dr. C. Campisano and Dr. D. Abbott) the Ceramics and Sediments Preparation Laboratory (CSPL-SHESC 350A).

Education

Ph.D., 1999, Anthropology, University of Michigan, USA

M.A., 1993, Anthropology, University of Michigan, USA

BA, 1991, Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Research Interests

Kostalena Michelaki is an anthropological archaeologist whose primary research focuses on the exploration of human technological decision-making, through the interdisciplinary analysis of archaeological ceramics. Her fieldwork combines archaeological excavations, raw materials surveys, and experimental projects in Hungary, southern Italy and, in the near future Ontario, Canada, to examine ceramic technological systems through time and space. Her laboratory work integrates a wide range of analytical techniques from geology, materials science, and nuclear chemistry, such as petrographic analysis, X-Ray Diffraction, Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis, and Scanning Electron Microscopy through collaborations with archaeometrists, geologists and materials scientists. She employes these techniques to examine in detail the choices ancient potters made throughout the complete ceramic operational sequence, from the selection and preparation of raw materials, to the forming, finishing, firing, use, and discard of pots. She uses social theory to interpret technology as a complex phenomenon that is equally social and technical, dependent on historical, traditional, and ideological factors as much as on raw materials and their mechanical and functional properties. Technological data allow her to explore questions such as the relation of past communities with their landscape, economic and social relations between communities, as well as the ways in which people make themselves through their daily interactions with other people, objects and materials.

Publications

Books

1)    K. Michelaki

2006          Household Economies: Production and Consumption of Household Ceramics Among the Maros Villagers of Bronze Age Hungary. BAR International Series 1503, ArchaeoPress, Oxford.

Oxford based ArchaeoPress publishes the well-regarded British Archaeological Reports (BAR), a widely known series of peer- reviewed archaeological monographs, available in libraries around the world.

Reviewed by Kolb, C.C. in 2012 for the SAS Bulletin, Newsletter of the Society for Archaeological Science, 35(3): 9-11.

Peer Reviewed Articles

15) L.A. Pavlish (deceased), K. Michelaki, J.-F. Moreau, R.M. Farquhar, W. Fox, L.M. Anselmi, C. Garrad, C. Walker, G. Warrick, D. Knight, S. Aufreiter, and R.G.V. Hancock

2017          Tracing the distribution of late 16th and early 17th century European copper artifacts in southern Québec and Ontario, Canada. Archaeometry. doi: 10.1111/arcm.12323

Impact Factor: 1.52; h-index: 48.

14) J. Paige*, K. Michelaki, C. Campisano, M. Barton and A. Heimsath

2017          Are the intensities and durations of small-scale pottery firings sufficient to completely dehydroxylate clays? Testing a key assumption underlying ceramic rehydroxylation dating. Journal of Archaeological Science 79: 44-52.

Impact Factor: 2.255; 5-Year: 2.406; h-index: 82.

13) K. Michelaki, R.G.V. Hancock, G. Warrick, D. Knight, R.H. Whitehead, and R.M. Farquhar

2015          Using regional chemical comparisons of European copper to examine its trade to and among Indigenous groups in late 16th and early 17th century Canada: A case study from Nova Scotia and Ontario. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 4: 285-292.

JASR is a new peer-reviewed journal, first published in 2015. No Impact Factor yet.

12)  K. Michelaki, G.V. Braun, and R.G.V. Hancock

2014          Local clay sources as histories of human-landscape interactions: A ceramic taskscape perspective. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 22(3): 783-827. First appeared online March 27 2014. DOI 10.1007/s10816-014-9204-0.

Impact Factor: 1.878; 5-Year: 1.989; h-index: 31.

11)  K. Michelaki and R.G.V. Hancock

2013          Reassessment of elemental concentration data of sediments from the western delta of the Nile River. Open Journal of Archaeometry 1: 6-9.

OJA is a new open-access peer-reviewed journal, first published in 2013. No Impact Factor yet.

10)  K. Michelaki, R.G.V. Hancock, and M. Hughes

2013          On establishing ceramic chemical groups: Exploring the influence of data analysis methods and the role of the elements chosen in analysis. Open Journal of Archaeometry, 1: 1-5.

OJA is a new open-access peer-reviewed journal, first published in 2013. No Impact Factor yet.

9)    K. Michelaki, R.G.V. Hancock, G. Warrick, and D.H. Knight

2013          17th century Huron village life: Insights from the copper-based metals of the Ball site, southern Ontario, Canada. Journal of Archaeological Science 40: 1250-1259.

Impact Factor: 1.889; 5-Year: 2.245; h-index: 57.

8)    K. Michelaki, R.G.V., Hancock, and G. Braun*

2012          Using provenance data to assess archaeological landscapes: An example from Calabria, Italy. Journal of Archaeological Science 39(2): 234-246.

Impact Factor: 1.889; 5-Year: 2.245; h-index: 57.

7)   J. Robb and K. Michelaki

2012          In small things remembered: pottery decoration in Neolithic southern Italy. In Excavating the Mind: Cross-Sections Through Culture, Cognition and Materiality, edited by N. Johannsen, M. Jessen, and H. J. Jensen, pp. 161-181. University of Aarhus Press.

Aarhus University Press is based at Aarhus University in Denmark and is particularly strong in archaeology.

6)    K. Michelaki and R.G.V. Hancock

2011          Chemistry versus data dispersion: Is there a better way to assess and interpret archaeometrical data? Archaeometry 53 (6): 1259-1279.

Impact Factor: 1.287; h-index: 36.

5)    K. Michelaki

2008          Making pots and potters in the Bronze Age villages of Kiszombor-Új-Élet and Klárafalva-Hajdova, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 18 (3): 327-352.

Impact Factor: 1.412; h-index: 21.

4)    K. Michelaki

2007          More than meets the eye: Reconsidering variability in Iroquoian ceramics, Canadian Journal of Archaeology 31: 143-170.

The CJA is the flagship journal of the Canadian Archaeological Association, the premier archeological association of Canadian archaeologists.

3)   L. Foxhall, P. Lazrus, K. Michelaki, J. Robb, D. Van Hove, and D. Yoon

2007          The changing landscapes of Bova Marina, Calabria. In Uplands of Ancient Sicily and Calabria. The Archaeology of Landscape Revisited. Specialist Studies on Italy 13, edited by M. Fitzjohn, pp: 19-34. Accordia Publications, Institute of Archaeology UCL and the Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Specialist Studies on Italy’ is a series published by the Accordia Research Institute at the University College London. The Institute and its publications are dedicated to the advancement of research on ancient Italy, are selective, and extremely well respected by the archaeological community.

2)    K. Michelaki, L. Minc, and J. O’Shea

2002          Integrating typological and physico-chemical approaches to examine the potter’s choices: A case from Bronze Age Hungary. In Modern Trends in Scientific Studies on Ancient Ceramics, edited by V. Kilikoglou, A. Hein, and Y. Maniatis, pp: 313-322. BAR International Series 1011, Archaeopress, Oxford.

Oxford based ArchaeoPress publishes the well-regarded British Archaeological Reports (BAR), a widely known series of peer- reviewed archaeological monographs, available in libraries around the world.

1)    K. Michelaki

1999          Ceramic production among the Maros villagers of Bronze Age Hungary. In Craft Specialization: Operational Sequences and Beyond. Papers from the EAA Third Annual Meeting at Ravenna 1997, edited by S. Milliken and M. Vidale, pp: 77-87. BAR International Series 720, vol. IV, Archaeopress, Oxford.

Oxford based ArchaeoPress publishes the well-regarded British Archaeological Reports (BAR), a widely known series of peer reviewed archaeological monographs, available in libraries around the world.

Non Peer Reviewed Reports

6)   K. Michelaki, R.G.V. Hancock, A. Pidruczny, B.L. MacDonald*, and P. Woodley

2009          Using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) to establish the validity of current field methods of chert identification in archaeological projects. Report submitted to the Ontario Centres of Excellence, Inc., Centre for Materials and Manufacturing.

5)   K. Michelaki

2008          Technological studies of prehistoric pottery and raw material survey. In Bova Marina Archaeological Project: Preliminary Report, 2008 Season. Report submitted to the Soprintendenza Archeologica della Calabria, edited by J. Robb, pp: 47-53. Cambridge University.

4)   K. Michelaki, J. Robb, and S. Scarcella

2006          Prehistoric Archaeology: Post-excavation analysis and other activities. In Bova Marina Archaeological Project Survey and Excavations: Preliminary Report, 2006 Season. Report submitted to the Soprintendenza Archeologica della Calabria, edited by L. Foxhall, pp: 40-49. School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.

3)   K. Michelaki

2006          The ceramic technology analysis. In Bova Marina Archaeological Project Survey and Excavations: Preliminary Report, 2004 Season. Report submitted to the Soprintendenza Archeologica della Calabria, edited by L. Foxhall, pp: 40-56. School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.

2)   K. Michelaki

2002          On-going analysis of Umbro Neolithic pottery: INAA chemical analysis. In Bova Marina Archaeological Project, Survey and Excavations: Preliminary Report, 2002 Season. Report submitted to the Soprintendenza Archeologica della Calabria, edited by J. Robb, pp. 36-42. Cambridge University.

1)   K. Michelaki and J. Robb

2001          Prehistoric ceramics from Umbro: Initial functional analysis. In Bova Marina Archaeological Project, Survey and Excavations: Preliminary Report, 2000 Season. Report submitted to the Soprintendenza Archeologica della Calabria, edited by J. Robb, pp: 21-24. University of Southampton.

Reviews and Newsletters

2)   K. Michelaki

2009          Archaeology students make Iroquoian pots speak. In ArchNotes: the Bi-Monthly Newsletter of the Ontario Archaeological Society 14 (3): 12-13.

1)   K. Michelaki

2001          Reading the past: A book review. In Archaeology Odyssey, 2001, pp. 56-58. Biblical Archaeology Society, Washington D.C.

Books in preparation

1)   C. Sinopoli and K. Michelaki

In prep.     Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics, 2nd Edition, Springer, New York. Expected completion date November 2017.

Research Activity
  • Michelaki,Konstantina-Eleni*. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: the Social Dynamics of Coalescence. NSF-SBE-BCS(8/1/2015 - 7/31/2016).
  • Michelaki,Konstantina-Eleni*. Collaborative Research: Testing and Refining Ceramic Rehydroxylation Dating. NSF-SBE(8/1/2012 - 7/31/2015).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 795Continuing Registration
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 300Food and Culture
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 579Proposal Writing
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SSH 403Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASM 414Urban and Environmental Health
ASB 443Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
SSH 591Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 300Food and Culture
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 579Proposal Writing
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 525Intro to Material Culture
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • K. Michelaki and S. Lopez Varela. Ceramic Ecology XXVIII: Current Advances in Ceramic Research. American Anthropological Association (Dec 2014).
  • K. Michelaki. Integrated approaches to ceramic analysis and methodology: The way forward. New Perspectives on Ancient Pottery Conference (Dec 2014).
  • K. Michelaki and S. Lopez Varela. Ceramic Ecology XXVII: Honoring Charles C. Kolb. American Anthropological Association (Nov 2014).
  • R.G.V. Hancock, J.F. Moreau, K. Michelaki, and W. Fox. On the distribution of European copper artifacts in Northeastern North America. International Symposium on Archaeometry (May 2014).
  • A. Dupont Delaleuf*, K. Michelaki, and C. Maurin*. Exploring the infrastructure and logic of wheel-fashioning in comparison to coiling and wheel-throwing: An experimental approach. As the Wheel Turns: Potters’ Communities in Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean (May 2014).
  • S. Kelly and K. Michelaki. PreClassic to Classic period shifts in the economic participation of women in Hohokam society. Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2014).
  • K. Michelaki and R. Toon. ‘Until they grow legs and start running around’: Exploring resistance to material agency in Archaeology and Museum Studies. Faculty Seminar Series, Institute for Humanities Research, ASU (Jan 2014).
  • S. Kelly and K. Michelaki. Home is as we make it: Bronze Age pottery production and taskscapes in southwestern Calabria, Italy. American Anthropological Association (Nov 2013).
  • K. Michelaki. Long-term ceramic taskscapes: Examining materials, tasks and skill in prehistoric Calabria, Italy. American Anthropological Association (Nov 2013).
  • K. Michelaki and S. Lopez Varela. Ceramic Ecology XXVI: Current Ceramic Research 2012. Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Nov 2012).
  • K. Michelaki and T. Scarlett. Ceramic Dating: The Promise and Challenges of Ceramic Rehydroxylation Dating. Ceramic Ecology Session, American Anthropological Association (Nov 2012).
  • K. Michelaki. Tracing Prehistoric Clay Taskscapes: a Case from Calabria. Invited colloquium at Material Culture Laboratory, Cambridge University, England (Oct 2012).
  • K. Michelaki. Introduction to the Panel Discussion: The Future of Ceramic Studies. Ceramic Ecology Session, Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Nov 2011).
  • K. Michelaki. Prehistoric Calabrian Potters in their Landscape: Current Results from the Analysis of Geological Clays and Archaeological Ceramics from SW Calabria, Italy. Ceramic Ecology Session, Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association (Nov 2010).
  • K. Michelaki. Prehistoric Calabrian Taskscapes Through Time. Insight from Innovation - Conference organized in honour of professor D.P.S. Peacock's contributions (Oct 2010).
  • K. Michelaki, J. Robb and H. Farr. Technology and Distance in Neolithic Calabria. Mobile Technologies Workshop, Fitch Laboratory, British School of Archaeology at Athens (Jun 2010).
  • R.G.V. Hancock, K. Michelaki and M.J. Hughes. On Finding Diagnostic Elements to Sort Ceramic Chemical Groups. International Symposium on Archaeometry (May 2010).
  • R.G.V. Hancock and K. Michelaki. Reassessment of Elemental Concentration Data of Sediments from the W Delta of the Nile River, Egypt. International Symposium on Archaeometry (May 2010).
  • K. Michelaki. There is Nothing Permanent Except Change: Exploring Ceramic Choice and Change in Prehistoric SW Calabria, Italy. Fitch Laboratory, British School of Archaeology at Athens, Senior Visiting Fellow Speaker Series (Mar 2010).
Honors / Awards

9)   2015          Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, ASU.

8)   2012-13     Nomination for Student Association Centennial Professor Award, ASU.

7)   2010          Fitch Laboratory Senior Visiting Fellowship at the British School of Archaeology in                           Athens, Greece.

6)   2009          Nomination for McMaster Student Union Teaching Award.

5)   2005          Brockhouse Young Investigator Award.

4)   1999          Rackham Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan.

3)   1998          The Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship.

2)   1997          Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan.

1)   1991-96     Fulbright Scholarship.

Professional Associations

- American Anthropological Association

- Society for American Archaeology

- Canadian Archaeological Association

- European Association of Archaeologists

Service

National and Regional Organizations

2009-           Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory - Invited Advisory Board member.

2013-17       Regional Coordinator (Mediterranean) for Current Research Online, a web-based clearing house of archaeological research hosted by the Society for American Archaeology.

2012-14       American Anthropological Association – Elected Archaeology Division Secretary.

2004-07       Society for American Archaeology –  Member of Ethics Committee.

2005-08       Archaeological Institute of America – Vice president of the Hamilton Chapter.

Department – ASU

2017-2020    Graduate Program Director

2016             Approach convener for Archaeology

2015-16        -  Faculty teaching peer review – Developed process and evaluation material

                                                                          Peer review evaluation of four faculty members

                     -  Hiring committee member – hiring of new Evolutionary Anthropology faculty

                     -  Faculty Honors Advisor – Anthropology.

2015             Improved graduate student evaluation forms to collect data relevant to annual  student ranking more efficiently

2014             Hiring committee member – hiring of ISSR director

2013-14        Consortium on Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research - focused on collaboration across the arts, humanities, and sustainability sciences

2012-14       Undergraduate committee member

2012-13       Archaeology Strategic Plan sub-committee member

2011            Archaeology Strategic Plan committee member

Invited Community Outreach Presentations

2012     Graduate and Professional Student Association, professional development forum on the experiences of women in academia. Invited panelist. November 6 2012.

2011     Alle origini del territorio Bovese: Vita sociale e culturale dal 6000 A.C. al 1900 D.C. Presentation to the local community of Bova Marina at the Centro Documentazione “Archeoderi”, commune di Bova Marina (RC) in collaborazione con la Soprintendenza per i beni archeologici della Calabria, Località San Pasquale, Calabria, Italy, July 16 2011.

2011     ‘Clay: It’s rain, dead leaves, dust, all my ancestors’: An anthropological look on clays, practices and their meanings. One hour invited lecture, “Friday Conversations,” Ceramic Research Center, ASU Art Museum as part of Patricia Sunnit’s “Citadel: An Installation” exhibition, March 25 2011.

2011     Invention then and now: Ancient and modern materials. Speaker, with science and engineering professor Sandwip Dey, at the “Science Café,” Arizona Science Center, February 18 2011.

2009     Understanding the logic of ceramic technological decision making in SW Calabria Italy from the Neolithic to the Classical times using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Talk presented as part of the McMaster Nuclear Reactor 50th Anniversary celebrations, H. Thode Library, McMaster University, May 1 2009.

2006     ‘A drop of soul amidst the clay’: Studying Ceramics from Ancient SW Calabria, Italy. Invited one-hour lecture, Archaeological Institute of America-Hamilton Chapter, February 18, 2006.

Media Interviews

2013     Interview with Katie Worth of Scientific American on my collaborative NSF project on ceramic rehydroxylation dating (RHX) as part of her story on what economic stimulus money did for science in the US. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-did-the-us-economic-stimulus-do-for-science/

2012     Interview with Conie Cone Sexton of The Arizona Republic about material culture and the allure of vintage toys. http://www.azcentral.com/home/articles/20121203toy-box-treasures-baby-boomers-vintage.html

Review of Manuscripts and Grant Proposals

- American Anthropologist

- Archaeometry

- Cambridge Archaeological Journal

- Current Anthropology

- European Science Foundation

- Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

- Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

- Journal of Archaeological Science

- Journal of Field Archaeology

- Journal of European Archaeology

- National Science Foundation

- Ontario Archaeology

- Quaternary Geochronology

External PhD Reviewer

2007     Invited external reviewer for the Ph.D. viva of Sheila Kohring, Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, June 23, 2007.

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

COMPLETED STUDENT THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

Ph.D. - ASU

2016     Crist, Walter “Board games and social complexity in Bronze Age Cyprus.” Committee member.

Current position: Library technical assistant II at The New York Public Library.

2016     Watkins, Christopher “Social Boundaries and the Organization of Plain Ware Production and Exchange in 14th Century Central Arizona.” Committee member.

Current position: Senior archaeologist at Logan Simpson Design, Phoenix, AZ.

Ph.D. - McMaster

2012     Reimer, Rudy /Yumks “The mountains and rocks are forever: lithics and landscapes of Skwxwú7mesh Uxwumixw” Co- chair.

Current position: Associate Professor, Archaeology Department, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

2013     Meghan Burchell “Shellfish harvest on the coast of British Columbia: The archaeology of settlement and subsistence through High-resolution stable isotope analysis and sclerochronology” Committee member.

Current position: Assistant Professor, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

2010     Armstrong, Justin “Lives once lived: ethnography and sense of place in the abandoned and isolated spaces of North America” Committee member.

Current position: Visiting lecturer, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.

M.A. - McMaster

2007     Holterman, Carrie “The Fonger site: a case study of Neutral ceramic technology.” Chair.

2011     Cook, Katherine “Deathscapes: memory, heritage, and place in cemetery history.” Comittee member.

2010     Densmore, Nadia “An archaeological assessment of fisheries in Vava’u, Tonga.” Committee member.

2009     Chenier, Ani “Negotiations of individual and community Identity: a study in Chinese-Canadian mortuary material culture in Vancouver and Victoria, 1920-1960.” Committee member.

2008     MacDonald, Brandi “Ochre Procurement and Distribution on the Central Coast of British Columbia.” Committee member.

2007     De Schiffart, Nicole “Representing remarriage on 19th and early 20th century burial monuments in southwestern Ontario.” Committee member.

2007     Kluge, Hagen “In search of clarity: a comparison of current and novel measurement techniques involved in the description of age-related changes in root transparency.” Committee member.

ONGOING STUDENT COMMITTEE WORK

Ph.D. - ASU

Co-chair: Sarah Striker

Member: Andrea Torvinen

Ph.D. – McMaster

Member: Natalie Brewster

M.A. - ASU

Member: Nicolas Gauthier (completed)

Member: Sarah Klassen (completed)

UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESES – ASU

Advisor: Jessica Roberson

Second Reader: Nicholas Schultz

Work History

Full Time University

2015- Associate Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology), with tenure, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.

2010-15 Associate Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology), tenure track, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.

2009-10 Associate Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology), with tenure, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

2003-09 Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology), Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

2001-02 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

1999-01 Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek, Department of Classical Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Part Time and Adjunct University Positions

2010- Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology), Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

2007-10 Associate Professor (status only) of Anthropology (Archaeology), Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. 2001-02 Instructor, Ceramic Analysis Practicals, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Expertise Areas